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A framework for providing information in individualised funding programmes

The need for all people with disability to have access to reliable information before they can make informed choices in individualised funding programmes is well documented. However, little...

A genealogy of the disabled identity in relation to work and sexuality

That 'disability' has been central to the formation of the ideal liberal citizen in the modern era can be effectively illuminated by focusing on two prime modes of subjectification, work and...

'A group of parents came together': parent advocacy groups for children with intellectual disabilities in post-World War II Australia

In the late 1940s, small groups of 'interested parents' and 'concerned citizens' began to gather in community halls, hoping to assuage the 'plight' of their intellectually disabled offspring....

A health advocacy intervention for adolescents with intellectual disability: a cluster randomized controlled trial

AIM: Adolescents with intellectual disability experience poorer heath than their peers in the general population, partially due to communication barriers and knowledge gaps in their health...

A hermeneutic phenomenological examination of the lived experience of incarceration for those with autism

This study aimed to examine the lived experience of incarceration for those with autism using a hermeneutic phenomenological approach. Eight adults who were incarcerated in New South Wales,...

A Little Learning is a Dangerous Thing: Factors Influencing the Increased Identification of Special Educational Needs from the Perspective of Education Policy-makers and School Practitioners

This article considers the increased identification of special educational needs in Australia’s largest education system from the perspectives of senior public servants, regional directors,...

A long way to Tipperary? Young people with complex health conditions living in residential aged care: a metaphorical map for understanding the call for change

PURPOSE: There is ongoing public and private concern regarding the appropriateness of young people with complex health needs residing in nursing homes and the search for alternative living...

A longitudinal study of motivation and competence in children with Down syndrome: early childhood to early adolescence

BACKGROUND: Motivation has been identified as an area of difficulty for children with Down syndrome. Although individual differences in mastery motivation are presumed to have implications for...

A longitudinal study of sexuality training for the interdisciplinary rehabilitation team

Discipline specific and multidisciplinary training programs have been developed to provide practitioners working in health and disability fields with various combinations of knowledge, skills,...

A long-term population-based clinical and morbidity profile of Angelman syndrome in Western Australia: 1953-2003

PURPOSE: To investigate the incidence, clinical presentation and associated comorbidities of Angelman syndrome (AS) in Western Australia, with establishment of an information database for the...

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Research to Action Guides

  • A Guide for disability practitioners, schools, employers and young people looking to make the transition from school to employment in Australia....
  • The Culturally Proficient Service Delivery Research to Action Guide has been developed to assist in the provision of accessible, appropriate and effective disab...